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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Williamsburg Pumpkin Ale

Aromas begin with sweet malts, fresh nutmeg, and light cinnamon.  First sip
tells you this is not an over spiced bad beer calling itself a pumpkin ale.  
Rather think of  a marzen or brown ale with biscuits, caramel and brown
sugar maltiness in an ongoing pumpkin background.  Note, I did not say
pumpkin pie.  This brew brings out pumpkin unclouded by cloying spices.
If you have to have a pumpkin beer make it this one.

Overall rating:-  very good
Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale

Wait, is this really from Blue Moon?  Yes and it won a gold medal for
fruit beers from the GABF under the name "C-Blonde".   It's as much
a champagne as it is a beer. It's well carbonated with grapes and
light fruit flavors throughout. The winey overtones (from Chardonnay
grapes) are nicely supported by noticeable wheat beer background
notes.  The finish is dry and crisp.  A festive and unique beer.

Overall Rating -  Very Good
Having sampled well over 3,750 different beers in my
capacity as a fully certified taster I can promise
honest, thoughtful, and careful evaluations.  However,
remember that these reviews are totally subjective.  
Consider this column an informative resource only.  
The bottom line is to trust your own judgment and
keep drinking!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Elysian Men's Room Ale

This 5.6% ABV red ale opens with faint
smells floral hops, grass, malts, caramel,
and bread.  Malt dominates the little flavor it
has along with tastes of crackers and
caramel.  It's lightly carbonated, balanced
session beer but has little to distinguish it
from any others of it's type.  Boring but
drinkable if nothing better available.


Overall Rating:  Below Average.
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